No change in India’s approach: MEA on Pakistan

New Delhi: Over a fortnight after Shehbaz Sharif became Pakistan’s new prime minister, India on Thursday asserted there is no change to its approach that talks between the two sides can only take place in an atmosphere free of terror, and insisted that the onus is on Islamabad to create such an environment.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said that the terror attack in Karachi only underlined the need for all countries to take an “undifferentiated” position against terrorism.

“Our stance against all forms of terrorism anywhere has been steadfast and consistent. We have been condemning them. This particular incident only underlines the need for all countries to take an undifferentiated position against terrorism,” he said at a weekly media briefing. Asked whether India’s position on engaging with Pakistan is changing, Bagchi said there is no change to it.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday left for Saudi Arabia on his maiden three-day official visit abroad during which he will hold wide-ranging discussions with the top Saudi leadership, with a particular focus on advancing economic, trade, and investment ties.

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